If you are looking for discos, dancing and partying till breakfast, go down to the Seminyak beach areas because you won’t find it in Ubud.  However, that doesn’t mean Ubud turns out the lights and rolls up the sidewalks at 7pm!  Here is an in-progress list of evening entertainment around Ubud.
  • Nightly dance performances. Ubud is famous for traditional dance and music, and there is a variety to choose from every night of the week.  Check the schedule in the local Tourism Office at the crossroads by the market. Include a unique kecak dance in your schedule.
  • Bar Luna has moved and is now located on the same street as the Ubud market. They often have music in the evenings, and Thursdays at 7:30pm, of course, is Bar Luna’s Lit Club – readings and discussion of poetry and literature, often with readings by the original author (Bar Luna is part of the organization behind the annual Ubud Writers and Readers Festival). http://www.casalunabali.com/bar-luna/
  • Café Havana on Jalan Dewi Sri is THE scene for salsa dancing in Ubud.  Music most nights, and salsa always on Saturdays (free classes from 5-6pm).  No partner, no worries, as all the Café Havana staff right down to the dish washer are ready to spin you around the floor (who wouldn’t rather dance than wash dishes?!!).  http://cafehavanabali.com/index.html

  • LOL Bar and Restaurant on Jalan Monkey Forest offers great food (both Western and Indonesian dishes) as well as a selection of cocktails at very reasonable prices, like their Rainbow offering. Live music every night but especially for their Reggae nights on Friday and Sunday nights with a live band from 9pm and big dance area. 

  • Bamboo Bar and Restaurant on Jalan Dewi Sita has live music every night. Supporting local bands, you'll hear rock, blues and even reggae. Music starts at 8pm and due to the curfew for live music in Ubud, finishes around 11.30pm, but it stays open for a while after the band has finished so you can still enjoy a few drinks. A great place to start your evening, sit back and enjoy some classic hits, or find your reggae moves. Good Food and drinks at affordable prices, pizza and pork ribs are highly recommended.
  • Nyapi Orti on Jalan Monkey Forest is a good place to catch live music most nights of the week, and it's open until late hours of the night. This place generally attracts a younger crowd and Fridays are usually the most popular night. Your likely to find many people there drinking, dancing, and taking in a late night European football match if there is one on, but the drinks are a bit pricey.
  • The CP Lounge is located behind the soccer field on Jalan Monkey Forest. Come early and enjoy a stakehouse dinner or come later for a few drinks. The Lounge has a cosy outdoor area, around midnight the party usually moves indoors where there's also a pooltable. The best night to visit the CP Lounge if you're looking for a party is on Saturdays when there's a live band playing. This venue is usually the only place in central Ubud which is open very late on Saturdays and stays open until the party dies out, whenever that is.
  • The XL Shisha Lounge is located next to the library, beside the soccer field on Jalan Monkey Forest. The Lounge often hosts live music and is, as the name suggests, a good place to enjoy a shisha. XL is often busy earlier in the evening than CP and it is quite common that people start at the XL and then moves on to CP later on. XL is very cosy, inspired by an "Arabioan nights theme" and ffers a varied meny of meals, snacks and drinks. There are several small rooms/ares suitable for groups and there is a big screen TV sometimes used for impromptu karaoke sessions. http://www.xlshishalounge.com/ 
  • Jazz Café on Jalan Sukma (opposite the big BCA bank on the east side of Ubud) offers a regular supply of Jazz, Blues, Latin, Funk, Soul and World Music – something for everyone!  Live performance every evening (closed Mondays), and pick up/drop off to Ubud hotels can be arranged. http://jazzcafebali.com/
  • Fly Café on Jalan Raya, Lungsiakan (head west out of downtown Ubud, past the Neka Museum) offers live music on Saturdays, and Friday is Trivia Quiz Night starting at 7:30.  http://www.fly-cafe.com/

How about a movie?  Several places around Ubud have film nights -- but better to call them to confirm the show will go on.

  • Black Beach Restaurant (Jl. Hanoman 5, Ubud, T:  0361 971 353) Classic French and Italian films Thursday nights at 8pm.  http://www.blackbeach.asia/events
  • Yoga Barn (Jl. Hanoman 44, Pengosekan, Ubud, T: 0361 971 236) Monday Night Movies every two weeks, showcasing eclectic films of all genres, focusing mainly on spiritual, social and environmental subjects.  http://www.theyogabarn.com/findus.html